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When I was single, I thought marriage might be the magic bullet. I believed that it would miraculously transform me. I assumed I would suddenly possess a new measure of love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control that I had not yet known or experienced as a single man. I believed that once I said, “I do,” I would see the world through a different lens and become a responsible and loving man — a responsible and loving husband.
I probably would have denied believing any of the above if you’d asked me before marriage. Privately, though, I believed that marriage was the missing link on my journey to Christlikeness. I could not have been more wrong.
The latest Star Wars trailer is here
This looks promising:
That’s when it stopped. My pen did a hop, skip, and jump to “and lead me in the way everlasting” (v. 24). Looking through other portions of my Bible, I noticed the same trend. From Genesis to Malachi, Matthew to Revelation, it seemed as though I didn’t want to encounter the offensive and the edgy. I didn’t want to ponder the scientific improbability of the sun standing still (Josh. 10:13) or why the man with crushed testicles wasn’t allowed to enter the worship assembly (Deut. 23:1).
Am I embarrassed by the Bible?
Many Christian women who struggle with sexual sin feel great shame and embarrassment. This is aggravated by the fact that sexual sin is far too often deemed a men’s issue. We’re hearing from more and more women who struggle in this area. We can help by intentionally and unashamedly acknowledging the presence of sexual sin in our lives. More women will begin to open up and seek help the more they hear others share about their experience. As broken, sinful image-bearers who’ve been designed as sexual beings, each of us needs God’s forgiving grace for sexual sin. The good news is that he delights to give us such grace.
I enjoyed this profile of David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress (the organization behind the Planned Parenthood videos).
For the first time preaching on a Sunday morning I walked into the pulpit with only a bare outline and a few quotes typed up.
I wish I could say that I did this intentionally. That I had finally gotten over my fears and decided that the benefit outweighed the risk. But that would be a lie. I walked into the pulpit without a manuscript because something happened to my computer on Sunday morning. Before I could print my sermon—the one I wrote out in full manuscript form—the entire thing was erased. I knew I didn’t have time to write it all out again, and frankly I didn’t want to. I knew that it was time to do what I’d been wanting to do for awhile.